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Ivan Zorych, PhD, Receives Excellent Teacher Award

Ivan Zorych, PhD, a graduate student in the department of mathematical science who also worked as a teaching assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation. 

Zorych, of Harrison, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.

Since the fall of 2002, Zorych has taught a variety of courses in the department of mathematical sciences, including university mathematics, probability and statistics, calculus I, and differential equations. While teaching, Zorych earned a master’s degree and a doctorate. 

And despite a demanding schedule of teaching and studies, Zorych - as documented by many of his students - seems to find time to “go way beyond the classroom” in helping students succeed.  A number of students have said he helped change their former negative attitudes about math as a result of his dedication to teaching, his personalized attention and his unfailing sense of humor.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.